Dodgers take out Nats

Cubs will be a tough task.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have showed true grit in finally eliminating the Washington Nationals from the NLDS with a 4-3 win and moving on to face the hottest team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs.

Last night, Dodgers faithful got a surprise when Clayton Kershaw came into the game just after midnight to relieve Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning.

dodgers-4“At the at the end of the day, if we don’t win that game, we’re going home, anyway, so what does it matter?” Kershaw said. “I just wanted to be available, and it ended up to the point where I could help out tonight.”

Kershaw went to Manager Dave Roberts in the seventh and offered his services.

“I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Am I dreaming right now?’ I couldn’t believe it,” Jansen said later, just socks on his feet and ski goggles on his head, leaning against a wall in a clubhouse hallway. “I’m like, ‘Is Kersh warming up? Is he really out there?'”

Game one of the NLCS kicks off tomorrow in Chicago at Wrigley Field.  The first home game for the Dodgers will be on Tuesday October 18th.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS!